July 28, 2004, (unprocessed) 3914 items, 13.19 cubic feet; Papers (1865-2004, undated [bulk: 1969-2004]) relating to the genealogy and history of the Flowers, Kennedy and Thompson families of Wayne County, NC; genealogical organizations in the United States, England and Scotland; historic preservation; horticulture and garden history; and administration of government, university, and non-profit organizations, including correspondence, financial and legal records, research, drafts, page proofs and clippings of historical, biographical and genealogical writings, military records, recipes, printed materials, maps and architectural drawings, photographic prints and negatives, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: John Baxton Flowers III
March 21, 2005, (unprocessed addition 1) 677 items, 1.35 cubic feet; Papers (1969-2004) relating to the Scottish genealogy, historic preservation, horticulture and garden history, including correspondence, financial and legal records, research, drafts, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: John Baxton Flowers III
April 25, 2005, (unprocessed addition 2) 1692 items, 3.9 cubic feet; Papers (1777, 1790, 1856-1866, 1875, 1885, 1891, 1938-2005, undated [Bulk: 1969-2005]) relating to the donor's academic career, family history and Scottish genealogy, historic preservation, horticulture and garden history, including correspondence, financial and legal records, research, drafts, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: John Baxton Flowers III
October 28, 2005, (unprocessed addition 3) 221 items, 0.9 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1946-2005) relating to family, genealogical, and professional activities, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: John Baxton Flowers III
October 28, 2005, (unprocessed addition 4) 150 items, 2.45 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1940-2005) including correspondence, clippings, periodicals, etc., relating to C. J. Sauthier landscape architecture materials (photocopies) from the University of Strasbourg, France; and the American Civil War centennial, 1961-1965, etc. Donor: John Baxton Flowers III
February 27, 2008, (unprocessed addition 5) 779 items, 4.50 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1852-2007, undated) including subject files, manuscript volumes, printed materials, newspapers, & oversized map, relating to the Flowers Family of Mount Olive & Hendersonville, North Carolina, the Children of the Confederacy, Historic Flat Rock, Inc., North Carolina, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: John Baxton Flowers III
July 17, 2011, (unprocessed addition 6) 5 containers, 1.50 cubic feet; Subject files (1891-2008), including correspondence, legal papers, academic records, newspaper clippings, photographs, typescripts, photocopies of genealogical material, publications, certificates, house plans, watercolor drawings, and newsletters. Donor: Mr. John B. Flowers III
July 20, 2011, (unprocessed addition 7) 2 containers, 0.50 cubic feet; Papers (1976-2011) include correspondence and subject files, newsletters, photographs, a biographical sketch of Dr. John Bryan Kennedy written by John B. Flowers III in 2009 and a typed draft of a history of Fremont, Wayne County, N.C., written (early 1980s?) by Selby A. Daniels. Many of the photographs were copy prints used in the 1982 publication
The Heritage of Wayne County, North Carolina. Also included are pencil drawings (1770, 1791) of Simon Flowers and George Kornegay, Sr., of Wayne County, N.C., drawn by Anna C. Kornegay Flowers, one of a slave and two of her children at Flowery Dale Plantation drawn by Elizabeth Taylor Flowers (1856), crayon drawings of Joseph Everitt and wife Anne McKinne (artist and date unknown, but probably early 1800s) of Wayne County, N.C., and a pencil sketch of their home Woodland Plantation. Donor: Mr. John B. Flowers III
August 6, 2013, (unprocessed addition 8) 2 containers, 0.50 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1812-1856, 1933-2013) include correspondence and subject files, newsletters, photographs, almanacs (1825-1843), scan prints of a portrait of Capt. John Flowers, Jr. (1781-1814) and a sketch of his home Point Repose in Wayne Co., N.C., and a typescript of a letter (1836) written by David Crockett (while he is at the Alamo in Texas) to his daughter and son-in-law Wily and Margaret Flowers. Other well-known correspondents include Michelle Obama and former president Bill Clinton. Also included are legal records, photographs certificates and membership cards belonging to or concerning Clyde Crow Flowers (1903-1977), co-owner of Flowers Department Store in Mt. Olive, N.C. Donor: Mr. John B. Flowers III
September 18. 2014, (unprocessed addition 9) 2 containers and 1 oversize folder, 0.80 cubic feet; Papers (1827, 1855, 1960-2014) include correspondence and subject files; a transcription of an 1857 letter written from Point Repose, Wayne County, N.C.; pencil drawings of Sam Flowers and his wife Sarah (Sally) Martin Flowers done in 1855; crayon drawing of John Flowers (1755-1812) done from his miniature; a copy of a pencil drawing of Simon Flowers done in 1791; and a watercolor done of the John Kennedy, Jr., house at Quaker Neck which had been used as a station on the Underground Railroad. Also included are newsletters, a certificate admitting John B. Flowers III to hereditary membership in The Order of the Stars and Bars, and all issues of the Southern Antiques and Interiors Quarterly published by the Southern Antiques Society, Inc., of High Point, N.C., from 1972 to 1974. Donor: Mr. John B. Flowers III
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
John Baxton Flowers III Papers (#1001), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of John Baxton Flowers III